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Zzaj Productions is a netlabel that's been up since the mid-1990's. Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj, has been recording "different" music with artists from all over the country (& the WORLD, for that matter) since about 1980 (if not earlier). In our collection, as we pull albums over from our commercial offerings into this new label, you will find music that is "challenging", to say the very least! We feel that this music NEEDS to be discovered, and that this is the best place to make that happen. We hope YOU enjoy the music(s) here, and that you'll tell all your friends to come here & GET this music!

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Zzaj Productions
by Mark Kissinger & Rotcod Zzaj
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Mark Kissinger (super electric guitarist from Pennsylvania) & Rotcod Zzaj join together in a Y2K reprise that will KNOCK yer' sockzoff! A very beautiful and "gypsylike" musical experience, totally accessible & with music for all tastes! This album features Zzaj vocals (a fairly rare occasions) on 2 tracks, "Rhythm Rider" & "Speak EZ", both from poems he wrote many years ago, then turned to music. I have removed these files from my archive; they are now...
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Topics: Psychedelic, Experimental, Psychedelic Rock
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A very interesting recording from Harlan Mark Vale and Dick Metcalf. Recorded in about 1988 & remastered this year for your listening pleasure. Please DO US A FAVOR & write a REVIEW for us, at the BOTTOM of THIS PAGE! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a...
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Topics: Jazz+Funk, Improv
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Zzaj Productions
by John M Bennett; Dick Metcalf
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John M Bennett has been writing, reading and performing poetry for so many years now that even HE canât remember how/where/how long itâs been.Rotcod Zzaj, aka Dick Metcalf, joined John in massive poetry/music projects due to some odd/interesting collaborations he heard betwixt one âDimThingShineâ and Bennett.âEach Speechâ is one of the most interesting collaborations between Bennett and Zzaj.
Topics: jazz, spoken word
Zzaj Productions
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Ernesto Diaz-Infante is one of the most interesting improvisors (alive) in the world today. Rotcod Zzaj met him (via the net) in 1996 or so... After exchanging various CD's and tapes, it was clear that they "spoke" the same musical language... this CD is the first in a series of about 16 that they have performed on together If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be...
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Topic: improvisors
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf
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This is pure solo Zzaj... many of the tracks you'll hear on this CD are compositions that were made for collaborations, so if it sounds familiar, it may be because you've heard the tunes on other albums. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on...
Topics: jazz, improvised, music
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf
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Some wild & crazy improvisations from Ken Fletcher (Oregon at the time this was recorded) and Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj, currently in Korea, but in Olympia, Washington when this project was realized). Lots of "different" sounds and ideas! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the...
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Topics: jazz, improvised, improvisation, freeform
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale, Dick Metcalf
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Kramtones (Harlan Mark Vale) and I did this through the U.S. Postal Service; heavy modern electronics destined to stay at the top of your playlists for a long TIME! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above, or use the...
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Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Belinda Subraman; Dick Metcalf
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Belinda Subraman had just released a (rather long) chapbook & sent it in to my 'zine (IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION) for review. She sent a cassette of her reading(s) along with the package, & as soon as I (Rotcod Zzaj, aka Dick Metcalf) heard her voice, I knew it was important for us to collaborate. This grouping is the result of that collaboration. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to...
Topics: jazz, poetry
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf
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My pals from "Broca's Area" (John Sosnowski and Mike Delaney) joined me on this organ-centric effort, & I believe there were contributions from Harlan Mark Vale, too. Any way you slice it, this is somewhere betwixt jazz & rock, with a very high energy quotient. It was a genuine blast to play with these highly talented musicians! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to...
Topics: jazz, rock, indie, independent
Zzaj Productions
by Eric Wallack; Dick Metcalf
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Guitarist extraordinaire Eric Wallack has always been a favorite collaborator of mine... he agreed to lay down some hyper-guitar over tracks that had featured my vocals & the results are here for your ears! HIGH energy, to be sure! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining...
Topics: jazz, improvised, vocal
Zzaj Productions
by Jeff Olson, Dick Metcalf, Stacey Gravatt
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This band was formed in the earliest years of the "home taper underground"; all songs were recorded at least 13000 miles apart from each other, which made the results even more amazing. It features Jeff Olson, Dick Metcalf and Stacey Gravatt If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by John M Bennett; Dick Metcalf; Forrest Richey
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This was one of the best poetry collaborations between Rotcod Zzaj & (Columbus, Ohio) poet John M. Bennett. It was recorded (originally) to 4-track in the early 1990â²s. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above,...
Topics: jazz, spoken word
Zzaj Productions
by Eric Wallack; Dick Metcalf
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Eric Wallack is a music professor in Ohio who played guitar and Chapman stick on these keyboard/synth compositions by Dick Metcalf. This music was all done through the mails. Eric is a master at his instruments, and plays a blend of psychedelic & straight-ahead rock that is very attractive in oh so many ways. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you...
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Topics: jazz, improvised
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D.I.D. is the second album by Jim Konen (guitars) and Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj, who played Kurzweill PC 88 on this CD). Konen is famous in his local zone (Detroit/Motown) for some masterful techno guitar playing that he performs as "VisionEar". Metcalf has been recording and performing around the country (& the world) since about 1975. I have removed these files from my archive; they are now available for sale, at Zzaj Productions
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Topic: Detroit
Zzaj Productions
by Ernesto Diaz-Infante; Dick Metcalf
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TRIPLE DOSE was one of the earliest collaborations between San Francisco multi-instrumentalist/poet Ernesto Diaz-Infante and âodd-istâ Rotcod Zzaj (aka Dick Metcalf). It got rave reviews from SPLENDID E-zine, & started a long trek of collabs between these two. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to...
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Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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I was on a cruise through Olympia on my way back to Korea after a whirlwind tour of the U.S. while on a two-week vacation with my wife. We set things up so my old playing pals Harlan Mark Vale, John Alkins & a whole host of others from the local Olympia scene would be available for jamminâ down & out. This is one of the gutsiest jazz jam sessions youâll ever hear. Much fun for all (including you, the listener, of course)! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts,...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Eric Hausmann; Dick Metcalf
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Eric Hausmann (who worked in/on the original Factsheet Five with Gunderloy) hooked up with Rotcod Zzaj while Zzaj was over in Korea (15 years). They put together some very original & stimulating music. âCoast Of Ghristmasâ is one of the better ones, ergo thâ CD. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale, Dick Metcalf
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This is a CD full of very pleasant music composed by Senor Sammie Splarch; he's joined by his brother, George Splarch on some very pretty pieces. We've no doubt that once you've listened to these gents, you'll be craving more of their work. If you purchase the CD, you get 3 additional/extended tracks! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make...
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Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Matt Turner; Dick Metcalf; Ernesto Diaz-Infante
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This band was formed out of a need (by improvisors Matt Turner, Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Rotcod Zzaj) to explore the insectuous world of the âbuggedâ! Why this name? We found it buried deeply in the âOrkin Manâsâ truck, I think⦠Do you play live? Not usually. How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry? Tremendously, though we havenât gotten our ârecord dealâ yet. Would you sign a record contract with a major label? You BET-chum! If you'd like to look at...
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Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj
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High-end antics from an Olympia, Washington jazz jam group featuring keyboards by John Alkins and Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) and drums by Harlan Mark Vale (Mark also played some keyboards). This performance was in an out-of-town studio loft called "The Farm". Some spoken-word, but mostly instrumental jazz jams that will float you far away into the ether If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our...
Topics: jazz, poetry, jam, freeform
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins
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A CD from John Alkins, one of the most prolific and talented pianists in Washington state.
Topics: piano, alternative, ambient
Zzaj Productions
by John M Bennett and Rotcod Zzaj
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Inventive duos with continuous interaction of Rotcod's improvised Jazz style keyboards and sublime poetry. Extemporized readings with Shakuhachi. Side B's title, "Wordweave" is an apt description. Recommended for poetry lovers. âAnother great CD from Rotcod Zzaj and John Bennett with the addition of Ficus Strangulensis. 90 minutes of lyrical music actuelle. Inventive duos with continuous interaction of Rotcod's improvised Jazz style keyboards and sublime poetry. Recommended for...
Topics: jazz, spoken-word, improvised, avant-garde
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Eric Wallack
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Ernesto Diaz-Infante & I had already performed on (nearly) 20 CD's when we decided to do this one. In the interim, I had been working with Eric Wallack on a couple of CD's, and decided his style would mesh perfectly with the tapes I got back from Ernesto. Most of the album cover concept came from Eric; I was pretty much (just) doing overdubs over Ernesto & Eric's work. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All...
Topics: poetry, jazz, improvised, experimental
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Remus Glaude
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Harlan Mark Vale has played synthesizers & drums for (at least) the past 20 years or so in the Great Northwest. Remus Glaude prime instrument is trumpet, though he plays plenty of keyboards, too. Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) has been playing wild & kra-zee keyboards for about 25 years now. This recording was from a live show at âThe Lifeboatâ restaurant in Olympia, Washington. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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A more recent pairing of Northwest experimentalists Rotcod Zzaj (aka Dick Metcalf, or Mr. Dick), & Harlan Mark Vale (aka Kramtones). A thoroughly relaxed set, with lots of nuances. These 2 cats have been playing together since the late 1970â²s, and have turned out a LOT of very interesting improvised music! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you...
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Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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This trio (John Alkins, Harlan Mark Vale and Dick Metcalf) has been playing experimental music since the early 1980â²s. On this outing, they were (about) 50 yards away from the edge of the Puget Sound, listening to (and watching) the waves roll in on a beautiful sunset evening. This music will soothe and excite you (at the same time). If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Davey Williams; LaDonna Smith; Wally Shoup; John Thompson; Dick Metcalf
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Davey Williams, Wally Shoup, & LaDonna Smith invited Zzaj to visit/play with them in a seedy lil' punk joint named "The Cavern". This CD is the result! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above, or use the...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Jeff Olson; Dick Metcalf
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HOT onnaâ heels of our last CD together, ânEW dIRECTIONSâ, comes straight-ahead instrumental, improv, poetry, all mixed into one VOLCANICALLY pleasurable listening experience! Iâve NEVER enjoyed playing instrumental pieces as much as with Jeff Olson (of the Screaminâ Popeyes), & this CD (literally) SHINES, volkz! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Ernesto Diaz-Infante; Dick Metcalf
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Ernesto Diaz-Infante is a multi-instrumentalist from San Francisco who created some long-distance spontaneous mayhem with Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj). This avant-garde CD, titled "IMAGINED EXISTENCE", is the result. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a...
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Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj
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Sonic Nuggets is the first album by Jim Konen (guitars) and Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj, who played Kurzweill PC 88 on this CD). Konen is famous in his local zone (Detroit/Motown) for some masterful techno guitar playing that he performs as "VisionEar". Metcalf has been recording and performing around the country (& the world) since about 1975. This CD also includes some Olympia performances between Dick Metcalf, drummer Jim Russell and guitarist Peter Tomshany - wild and crazy...
Topics: experimental, rock, jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf
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PA-based guitarist extraordinaire Mark Kissinger was on this ride with multi-instrumentalist Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj I have removed these files from my archive; they are now available for sale, at Zzaj Productions
Topics: improvisation, experimental, jazz
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf
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Right after I moved back to Olympia, Washington from Korea the first time (around 1995), I started recording a lot of solo keyboard works⦠experimented with a sampler and my espresso machine one night and thatâs where these 12 tunes came from. Some a little âoddâ, but all with high playing energy! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Bret Hart; Bob Jordan; Dick Metcalf
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My improvising pal Bret Hart was working & playing up in the great NorâEast when I hooked back up with him (& a whole host of his krew) on this rock cum jazz adventure⦠I laid down several base tracks, sent âem his way & the magick came right back out of the tape recorder. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Mark Kissinger; Dick Metcalf
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Mark Kissinger and Rotcod Zzaj first joined up in the early 1990's. They produced many tapes, but one band which "made it big" (in the underground, anyway), was "L". If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Rotcod Zzaj, Harlan Mark Vale, Peter Tomshany
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This trio may pose a bit of a challenge for folks who aren't used to "experimental" music. On the other hand, those who love freeform anything will love this band. Several of the songs on the streams are too large for the limit, so the only way you can hear the entire track is to purchase the digital CD... but you'll get the idea from the streams! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free...
Topics: jazz, improvised, music
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale, Peter Tomshany, Dick Metcalf
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This trio may pose a bit of a challenge for folks who aren't used to "experimental" music. On the other hand, those who love freeform anything will love this band. Several of the songs on the streams are too large for the limit, so the only way you can hear the entire track is to purchase the digital CD... but you'll get the idea from the streams! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf and Ernesto Diaz-Infante
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Another absorbing excursion with improvisational composers Ernesto Diaz- Infante (guitars) and Rotcod Zzaj (keyboards). You will find yourself on a journey to the far reaches of your (collective) mind. Relaxing, yet quite intense! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a...
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Topics: experimental, rock, jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by John Sosnowski, Mike Delaney, Dick Metcalf
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HURTLE BLUE is a project betwixt Rotcod Zzaj & John Sosnowski (with guest appearances by Harlan Mark Vale and John Alkins). It received rave reviews in 'zines like AUTOREVERSE. The music approaches the universe from a "different" angle, but it is still an all-consuming and powerful musical experience. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Ernesto Diaz-Infante; Dick Metcalf
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Ernesto Diaz-Infante provides colorful improvised backgrounds for Zzaj to indulge his musical fantasies on. One of the most adventurous excursions this duo has been on yet, with art (most graciously) furnished by Peter Sharpe. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale, Dick Metcalf
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Mark Vale and I had already been playing together since (about) 1979 when the music for this CD was realized (around 1990 or 1991). The first 11 tracks were Mark's compositions, with me either vocalizing or playing my Kurzweill PC 88 in support of his marvelous synthesizer and percussion work. The other 6 tracks feature me doing spoken-word on top of tunes I composed while improvising. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Eric Hausmann; Dick Metcalf
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This fantastic CD is from the original tape collaboration by Eric Hausmann and Rotcod Zzaj. It features Eric's magical guitars against original compositions from both artists. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above,...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Dan Susnara; Dick Metcalf
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Dan Susnara (synthesiser artiste) joined Rotcod Zzaj (aka Dick Metcalf, on Kurzweill PC 88) on this timeless adventure into the outer limits of rock! The songs are (for the most part) Dan's compositions, with add-ons by Zzaj at his "In The Shadow" studios in Olympia, Washington. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Mr. Painful
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âStages Of Alternate Realityâ, or S.O.A.R., is one of the wildest jam-bands you have ever heard. Formed on a whim by the waters of the Puget Sound, they invaded the night with sounds never before heard after the first return of Rotcod Zzaj from Morning Calm. One kra-zee ride to oblivion, without doubt! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf
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I invited PA-based guitarist Mark Kissinger in on this ride, along with multi-instrumentalist improvisor Ernesto Diaz-Infante... we came up with some sounds that are quite unique, at least according to many reviewers
Topics: experimental, improvised, jazz
Zzaj Productions
by Mr. Painful; Dick Metcalf
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Our guitar-playin' pal Mr. Painful joined us (seems like years ago, it was really only '96) on some skull-rippin' sessions here at my "In The Shadow Studios" (of Mount Rainier, of course). The results are as powerful as th' big quake comin' that'll dump us all into thee Pacific! Some H-O-T music on here, sure to thrill all those who luv git-arz' that jus' won't QUIT!!! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Ernesto Diaz-Infante; Dick Metcalf
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Veduta was the 3rd group comprised of San-Francisco multi-instrumentalist Ernesto Diaz-Infante and perpetrator & instigator Rotcod Zzaj (aka Dick Metcalf). It was a TRULY experimental production, yet had some very memorable improvised compositions! Why this name? It's from an old art collection, I believe Do you play live? Used to, though Ernesto & I haven't seen each other for at least 5 years or so How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry? Absolutely...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Russ Stedman; Dick Metcalf
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Listeners familiar with the great underground *stars* of the â80â²s and â90â²s will know Russ Stedmanâs name right away⦠he is one RAWK-in guitar player, with a ton of his own releases! The name Zzaj may not be (nearly) as familiar, but heâs been in/on the scene for just about thâ same amount of time. This collaboration represents some very interesting stylistic mixes, for sure; it should have WIDE appeal. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Andy Woodruff; Bob Cerelli; Dick Metcalf
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The Mad Metcalf Ensemble was formed as an âoffshootâ of the âTrilliumâ grouping that included Mark Vale, John Alkins, Dick Metcalf & Bob Cerelli.This group did some HIGH-end art performances, & a few of these tunes, from the CD âResurrection â Reservations Onlyâ are captured here for you to listen to! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if...
Topics: jazz, spoken word
Zzaj Productions
by Jim Konen; Mark Kissinger; Rotcod Zzaj
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Michigan, Washington & Pennsylvania is âwhereâ this trio hails from. 2 guitarists (Jim Konen in Pontiac & Mark Kissinger in Sharon) & one itinerant keyboardist & poet⦠(Rotcod Zzaj in OlyWa).We did this (as happens with so many of our projects) through the mails. Good reviews from Aural Innovations reviewer Jerry Kranitz & others along the wayâ¦. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of...
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Zzaj Productions
by Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj
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This was a collection of tunes submitted by various artists as a project for the year 2000; mostly poets and rockers with spoken-word inclinations performed for the collection. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above,...
Topics: poetry, year2000, jazz, experimental
Zzaj Productions
by Eric Hausmann; Dick Metcalf; John M Bennett
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Most of the music here came from a visit I made to Eric Hausmannâs abode (then in Florida)⦠we jammed all afternoon and got some excellent music from the session, now released on our âUndelivered Pizza Jamâ CD. I also invited poet John M. Bennett (Columbus, Ohio) to join us on a couple of the tunes, & that turned out to work really well, with great reviews of the CD coming from all kinds of âzines, in great part because of Johnâs additions! If you'd like to look at some of our other...
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Zzaj Productions
by Ernesto Diaz-Infante; Dick Metcalf
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There were many hints of the mystery involved in the creation (of this music) during the mixdowns⦠far more than high-class experiments, this music will intrigue you! Ernesto Diaz-Infante on prepared guitars/vocals and Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) on Kurzweill PC 88. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal)...
Topics: jazz, improvised
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale, Peter Tomshany, Dick Metcalf
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The Imaginary Band features Kramtones on drums and keyboards/vocals, Zzaj on synth/vox & Peter Thomshany on guitars, moog & vocals. This CD was from a live show on Sonarchy Radio in Seattle Why this name? It seemed a natural for our style and the fact that that was the show we were playing Do you play live?Yes, in fact this experience was recorded live in Seattle How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry? Grandly Would you sign a record contract with a...
Topics: jazz, improv
Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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This was an âinstantâ group, formed by Harlan Mark Vale (aka Kramtones) & Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj in the early-â90â²s. We did this one between Korea & OlyWa in (only) a matter of weeks. Mark and I had been playing together since the late 1970â²s, and since I was so big into the âdigital undergroundâ (at that time known as the âHometaper networkâ), we knew we had to put some more music together. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our...
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Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Peter Tomshany
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âThe Yakkersâ were an offshoot of an earlier Zzaj Productions group, âThe Imaginary Bandâ. T.I.B. was joined by John Alkins on percussion/keyboards, making the dynamic much different, ergo a new band. If you like improvised and (very) experimental music - this is IT! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal)...
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Zzaj Productions
by Harlan Mark Vale, Dick Metcalf
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Harlan Mark Vale (oka Kramtones) and I created many pieces together (through the mails) that were used (many) other CD's... this is a collection of those that were especially good (at least in our minds). If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button...
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Zzaj Productions
by Thom the world poet; Dick Metcalf
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Spontaneous poetry by Thom, improvised keyboards by Zzaj. Some REALLY kewl material for the 21st century. Thom was the EMCEE for the band Gong for many years, & Zzaj has been doing keyboards behind poetry for ages! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel...
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Topics: jazz, spoken word
Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf
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Another adventure with Trillium. We are involved in all things musical; If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel (there's a button on the page linked in above, or use the account rotcod@rotcodzzaj.com)
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Zzaj Productions
by Joe Hardin; Dick Metcalf
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Zzaj first met Joe Hardin in another incarnation, in Huntspatch, Alabummer... long before Zzaj became the "Rotcod" & Joe a (genuine) Doktor. Only after several years of late-nite (generally drunken) calls did Joe (finally) yield to the temptation of putting this satire together. If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small...
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Improvisors Mark Kissinger, Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Rotcod Zzaj (aka Dick Metcalf) created this via postal mail
Topic: improvised jazz
Zzaj Productions
by Joan Payne Kincaid and Dick Metcalf
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This was the first poetry collaboration I did with Joan Payne Kincaid. It features her fantastic spoken-word and poetry, with "synth paintings" underneath (by Zzaj, of course). If you enjoy the natural marriage between poetry and music, this is the ticket! If you'd like to look at some of our other musical efforts, please visit our magazine, at Improvijazzation Nation All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to...
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Zzaj Productions
by John Alkins; Harlan Mark Vale; Dick Metcalf; Mr. Painful
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âStages Of Alternate Realityâ, or S.O.A.R., continued their wild jam sessions late into the Puget Sound night on this second session. Neighbors were disturbed at great length, but we had an absolute blast twisting sounds âround until they could not (possibly) be bent in any other directions. Everyone was âtogetherâ, and by the early morning hours, there was no question that we were able to fly like the birds scattered all around the edge of the magnificent Puget Sound that we were playing...
Topics: jazz, improvised